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IMC ABC Northbrook: Creating VALUE as Solo Independent Management Consultants
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Creating VALUE as Solo Independent Management Consultants === Chicagoland North area ABC monthly first Fri breakfast === RSVP to host -

When: Friday, June 7, 2019
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Where: Max & Benny's
461 Waukegan Rd
Northbrook, Illinois 
United States
Contact: Norman R. Eckstein CMC, FIMC

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Creating VALUE as Solo Independent Management Consultants



IMC membership is intended to create VALUE for its members. But how do we define this VALUE? How does VALUE creation by an Independent Management Consultant differ for us (the solo consultants) from the VALUE created by Big management consulting firms like McKinsey and Accenture? These are some of the questions which we will explore at this ABC meeting. The discussion will be facilitated by Vivek Singhal, who became a CMC more than twenty-five years ago and has deployed some simple principles and frameworks to create VALUE for the clients of his firm.


You should expect to clarify your understanding of the following questions as a result of attending this meeting and contributing to the discussion:


  1. What is VALUE for our past, current or prospective clients?
  2. How to advise our clients to deal with the current GVUCA (Global, Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) situation and earn their TRUST?
  3. Should our clients think Globally or Locally? Should we expand or outsource overseas in this era of Populism?
  4. Should we become Experts or Generalists while marketing our businesses?
  5. How to prepare our clients for the upcoming AI revolution and other technological changes?
  6. Should we continue to bill our clients on Fee for Service models of the past? Why or why not? 
Our discussion leader will be Vivek Singhal president of Strategic Business Management Co.  He became a Certified Management Consultant in 1994, and Strategic Business Management became the first ISO 9000 certified management consulting firm in 1996. He has been an advisor to India's National Knowledge Commission, a body set up by the Prime Minister of India to use technology to help India leapfrog into the future.
Our ABC meetings are interactive discussions, so come prepared to participate. Members engage in high level networking with colleagues to perfect our craft and build stronger relationships. We provide insights to help you grow your business and enhance its success. Feel free to invite a guest, especially a prospective IMC member, to attend.
There is no charge to attend our meeting - each person is responsible for the cost of your own breakfast.

Please try to attend.  If you cannot attend in person, you can participate through a Zoom conference room that we will open by 7:45.  Use this link at that time: